OMG!! Relief Wells a Dog and Pony Show? Here is another link:
If the casing is dislodged, the relief wells won't work and could just make things worse! If BP knows this already, then relief wells are a Dog & Pony Show.
I posted link to BP photo on my own thread, in 2nd post, and here, now.:
Mysterious? An explosion and fire took place on the rig 5000' above the BOP remember...is it any wonder there are extra chunks of pipe around?
What the second piece of pipe ACTUALLY did was make it harder to shear off the structure at the point where they had the current cap. Two loose pipes rattling around inside the structure made it harder to cut.
If you watch the videos on the recent BP site, they are aware that there are two pieces of pipe sticking up where they want to attach the new sealing cap and have plans to zip-tie them so they don't interfere with the attachment of the new flange.
Thad Allen discussed a plan to strap the two pipes together in his briefing yesterday, and BP VP discussed it in his briefing today, published in the NY Times, Last month, BP said two pipes in the riser were impossible, now they have a test photo of mockup with two pipes for worker training
Does this support sabotage theory? "only one pipe in sections was used for drilling" and yet,"others have wondered if the mystery pipe isn't...a pipe that fell down the riser from the rig 5,000 feet above." Here is a bit more quoted from the article:
"The idea that a loose pipe shot up from deeper in the well and prevented the shear ram from closing has been espoused by such experts as oil industry investment banker Matt Simmons and Bob Bea, a University of California at Berkeley engineer leading a scientific investigation into the blowout. But others have wondered if the mystery pipe isn't just a section of the same drill pipe that came loose, or even a pipe that fell down the riser from the rig 5,000 feet above.
The Coast Guard's acknowledgement of the two metal tubes Friday -- and a subsequent reference by BP to its plans to tie the two pipes together as the company installs a new oil collection system over the shaved-off riser -- actually comes more than a month after the Department of Energy noted the existence of two pipes using special imaging technology. At the time, BP dismissed the Energy findings as "impossible" because only one pipe in sections was used for drilling, a Tribune News Service story reported last month.